|Swap Coordinator:||ChristineMM (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Challenges Art Artist Trading Card (ATC)|
|Number of people in swap:||21|
|Last day to signup/drop:||June 2, 2007|
|Date items must be sent by:||June 12, 2007|
|Number of swap partners:||2|
3 ATCs to 2 Members, 6 ATCs total. This is an international swap.
I am starting a series of ATC swaps based on the techniques taught in Bernie Berlinâ€™s book â€œArtist Trading Cards Workshop: Create, Collect, Swapâ€? published in December 2006 by North Light Publishers. I submitted this idea to the forums here on Swap-bot and there has been interest expressed so here is the first swap.
If you already own this book perhaps you are itching to try some new techniques. Maybe you would like to see how others interpret this technique, so letâ€™s swap ATCs with each other.
And if you donâ€™t yet own this book and you want to learn some new and interesting techniques then perhaps youâ€™d consider buying the book and joining our swap!
Before you commit to this swap please already own the book or have access to a copy from your library. Make sure you have the necessary tools and ingredients on hand before the swap closes. It would not be fair to sign up then not make the ATCs and say â€œI donâ€™t own the book or the right materialsâ€?.
For this first swap in the series we will try the technique â€œPaint On Paper Towelâ€? featured on page 16-17. The necessary ingredients for this swap are: paintbrush, paper towel, Lumiere paints or other paints or dyes (I have used Easter Egg dye left over and also alcohol inks and watercolor paints), gel medium, and scissors. It is your choice to finish the ATC with collgaed elements or with rubber stamped images (both ways are depicted in the bookâ€™d directions or sample ATCs).
Due to the nature of this book being copyrighted and the fact that the whole book is based on teaching the reader art techniques I do not feel comfortable posting the full directions of this technique online as it could very well be against the law (a copyright violation).
The book is fantastic. If you donâ€™t yet own it, you can purchase this book online through big bookseller sites or see if your local craft store or rubber stamp store is selling it. The ISBN-10 is 1581808488 and the ISBN-13 is 139781581808483. The book was published in the United State of America. I have no idea what the availability of this book is to foreign countries, but the swap is open to International members so long as you have the book and the materials and want to participate. (Someone told me that anyone can buy online from book vendors but will just pay more in shipping fees.)
Please allow ample time to make these ATCs. I have found through my own experience that when learning a new technique and when using new materials mistakes abound and errors are bound to happen in the experimentation process. So please give yourself enough time to make these ATCs so you can send out high quality work as well as send the ATCs out by the deadline.
Now the rules for who can join. Due to problems with â€œflakersâ€? on Swap-bot I have tightened my hosting requirements which as resulted in a very high compliance rate (hooray). I will not accept newbies to Swap-bot (sorry)---you must have at least three ratings in your file to join--there are many ATC swaps for newbies that you can join in order to get rated by your swap partners. A person can have no more than one â€œno sendâ€? on their file. The minimum rating is 4.7. As host I also can choose to ban anyone for any other reason that I see fit, that is my right.
The date to send the swap by is a rule of this swap. Please follow the rules.
You are free to join this swap and not join future swaps in this series. You are free to not join this one but to join other swaps in this series. You donâ€™t have to sign up for all of them, just the ones you want to do and the ones that you have time to do!
Now that the rules are out of the way I wish you luck and fun while trying this technique.
If you want to read more about this book I have published a book review of it on my blog which you can read here.
Thanks! Have fun!
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